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Colleen Wakako Hanabusa

Colleen Wakako Hanabusa, United States Representative from Hawaii, former state legislator. Trustee St. Andrew's Primary School, 1984—1987; Member of American Bar Association, Hawaii State Bar Association, Ikenobo Ikebana Society America.

Background

  • Hanabusa, Colleen Wakako was born on May 4, 1951 in Honolulu. Daughter of June and Isao Hanabusa.

  • Education

    • Bachelor in Economics and Sociology, University Hawaii, 1973. Master of Arts in Sociology, University Hawaii, 1975. Juris Doctor, University Hawaii William S. Richardson School Law, 1977.

    Career

    • Legal researcher, Madison, Wisconsin, 1978. Private practice attorney, 1978—1980, since 1998. Partner Koshiba & Young, 1980—1990.

      Attorney Sakurai & Sing, AAL, Accredited Land Consultants, 1990—1998. Member District 21 Hawaii State Senate, Honolulu, 1999—2010, vice president, 2001—2002, majority leader, 2003—2007, president, 2007—2010. Member United States Congress from 1st Hawaii District, Washington, since 2011, United States House Armed Services Committee, Washington, since 2011, United States House Natural Resources Committee, Washington, since 2011.

      Delaware Hawaii State Judicial Conference, 1991—1993.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Membership

    Trustee St. Andrew's Primary School, 1984—1987. Member of American Bar Association, Hawaii State Bar Association, Ikenobo Ikebana Society America.

    Personality

    Interests

    Reading.

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    Born March 4, 1951
    (age 66)